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shocking the water tank

Is shocking really needed if we're not planning to use the water in the tanks for drinking?
Is it ok to just flush the anti freeze as much as possible then fill up with water?
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Definitely needed.
If you wash dishes, or your body with this water, you still need to shock sanitize it.
Especially if you shower with this water then having clean water is a must to prevent respiratory disease.
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What is the procedure for shocking?
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Check out a previous discussion

Check out a previous discussion: "Drain, Shock & fill water tanks"

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/13748-drain-shock-fill-water-tanks-post57800.html
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Definitely needed.
If you wash dishes, or your body with this water, you still need to shock sanitize it.
Especially if you shower with this water then having clean water is a must to prevent respiratory disease.
Some really nasty diseases can live in the water if the system isn't shocked and maintained. This is a very good point. Psuedomonas is one example of bacteria that can thrive in an untreated freshwater system.
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